WAU rainforest statement
Denouncement of the ecocide in Amazonia rainforest - letter to the International Criminal Court and to UN (August 2019).
Letter to the President of the Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia (Portuguese National Science Foundation), Prof. Dr Paulo Ferrão WCAA supports our our Portuguese colleagues in what concerns the incorrect application of the Frascati manual and its use in the FoS classification, where Anthropology is seen as a subfield of Sociology
Letter to Mr. Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary The WCAA is concerned with Hungary’s government decree ordering the closure of university gender studies programs in Hungary as well as the suspension of postsecondary education programs destined for refugees and asylum seekers.
Letter to the Editor of La Repubblica, Italy, on the second anniversary of the murder of Giulio Regeni We are writing on behalf of the World Anthropological Union to share our sincere sympathies with Giulio Regeni's grieving family and friends, teachers and colleagues (February 2018)
Statement Regarding the US Travel Ban WCAA strongly protests the repeated directives of the present US administration to ban the entry into the USA of all citizens of several predominantly Muslim countries.
Letter to Mr. Zoltán Balog Minister of Human Capacities. Hungary We are extremely concerned to learn about the proposed legislative changes to the status of the Central European University that will endanger the CEU’s continued operation in Budapest (April 2017)
Statement of solidarity with the Polish Ethnological Society regarding discrimination We write to express our solidarity with the Polish Ethnological Society (PES) as it takes a firm stand against the rise of racism and xenophobia in contemporary Poland. Read the PES statement: Anti-discrimination manifesto (...)
Letter to the Brazilian government the academic freedom of Associação Brasileira de Antropologia (ABA) We are extremely concerned to learn about the governmentauthorised violation of the financial confidentiality of ABA (August 2016)
Letter to Dr. Hassan Rouhani President of the Islamic Republic of Iran WCAA supports the efforts to release Homa Hoodfar from prison in Iran (June 2016).
Letter to the Brazilian President WCAA supports the Associação Brasileira de Antropologia (ABA) position on Guarani Kayowá and Guarani Ñandeva Indigenous Peoples, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, by the Brazilian National State (December 2015).
The WCAA Statement on Ebola The WCAA Organizing Committee issued the “Statement on Ebola Virus Disease”, a document which was decided upon at the WCAA Biennial Meeting in Taipei. (December 2014)
The WCAA Fights for A level Anthropology The WCAA Organizing Committee wrote a letter to the executive officers of the AQA Exam Board, UK to address its decision to discontinue the A-level anthropology course after 2018. (February 2015)
Open letter to the Guardian and the Observer An open joint WCAA-IUAES letter supporting the continuation of A-levels in the UK, and entitled “An advance from which British secondary education should not retreat,” was sent to The Guardian and The Observer, but has not been published. (March 2015)
The WCAA fights cuts to NSF funding The WCAA Organizing Committee wrote a letter to the House of Representatives against the US Congress Bill cutting NSF funding for social sciences, including anthropology. (May 2015)
The WCAA supports establishment of Social and Cultural Anthropology as an independent science discipline in Latvia The WCAA Organizing Committee wrote a letter to the Chairman of the Latvian Council of Science to support the establishment of Social and Cultural Anthropology as an independent science discipline in Latvia. (October 2015)
The WCAA supports efforts to prevent staff cuts at the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific The WCAA Organizing Committee sent a letter to the Australian National University (ANU) Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, as well as to the Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, to voice concerns about the proposed debilitating staff cuts at their School of Culture, History and Language (CHL). (January 2016)
The WCAA supports efforts to restore the Brazilian National Research Council’s funding for the journal Vibrant: Following a request for assistance received from Antonio Carlos de Souza Lima, the President of the ABA (Brazilian Association of Anthropology) that their journal Vibrant was in a crisis due to budget cuts by the Brazilian Research Council, the Org Comm sent a letter to Prof. Hernan Chaimovic Guralnik, the President of Brazil’s CNPq (National Research Council) (January 2016)
The WCAA supports the AAA’s application to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) Foundation The WCAA Organizing Committee, after consultations with the IUAES on the matter, wrote a support letter for the AAA’s application for the project “Social Mobilization Platform for Global Public Health Crisis Response” to the CDC Foundation. (March 2016)
The single honours anthropology degree at Queen’s University Belfast I am writing to you on behalf of the World Council of Anthropological Associations, (WCAA), a network of over fifty national, regional and international anthropological associations from all continents. We are deeply concerned to learn of the proposal to terminate the single honours anthropology degree at Queen’s University Belfast (...) (May 2016).